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Well then, why the 1520 rather than the Photo EX? But I'm having the same dilemma as Rafe. I have a 1200 and want to buy another printer to dedicate to archival output. For me the issues are: 1200: Pro: I know I can get the output I desire with OEM inks and Epson Photo Paper. Con: I'd like a way to output CMYK files to the printer - I don't know of a "reasonable" RIP. I don't know when archival inks will be available for the 1200. 3000: Pro: I know the 3000 is rugged and has lower ink costs. I know that the Fotonic and Silver inks are already available. The rumors of the soon to be released Adobe Press Ready are encouraging. Con: I don't know what's possible with the 3000 with the Silver or Fotonic inksets. So for me, the real question is, will the 3000 with Silver/Fotonic inks produce "good enough" output so that I can buy the 3000 now or should I wait for the 1200 to gain better third party support. Anyone willing to send me an 8x10 photo output from the 3000 with archival inks to alleviate my fears? :-) Bill firstname.lastname@example.org TMorris862@aol.com wrote: > To: Rafe b. > > < Snipped 1200 vs 3000 points> > __________________________________________________________________ > > Well for about $380 you can still buy a new 1520 they will print a image up > to 13.6 inches wide on 17 wide paper. > > At this price you can have 2 1520's filled with different inks so you can > print just about anything and still be cheaper than a 3000!. > > The 1520 has the same print quality as the 3000. (Same printheads ) > > The 1520 has roll and tractor feeds great for somw media. > > I do not think the small extra print size of the 3000 is worth the price. ( > over 2 X) > > I do refill so the price of cartridges is not an issue. > > I mean if you are just getting into this size you may not really need a lot > of printing yet. > > It is better to have 2 1520 with different inks then one 3000 with one ink > setup. > > Changing inks in the 3000 is a big deal. > > With the 1520 just snap in a cartridge and go. Ok maybe flush but it take > just 5 minutes with a flushing cartridge. > > TomCat > > > - > Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. > http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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